No one expected the government to allow it. To acknowledge it even, but Maira was looking at the advertisement above a webpage she was using to compare prices of agate and selenite healing crystals.
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Our Drabbleclassics host this time around is Jen Fisher, who presents author Aliya Whiteley’s take on mindless marketing, the grunge rock anti-establishment, and the struggles of a young couple trying to fight a bizarre takeover, in her story “Go Beep.”
Oh, and an alternative rock recipe for crème brûlée. Enjoy!
Warning: Excessively catchy jingles.
First appeared on Drabblecast 173.
As a lead up to our Relaunch, The Drabblecast brings you a compilation of our Top 5 Drabbles and Twabbles. That’s 100-word stories and 100-character stories, for those new to the show. They might also known as “flash fiction.”
It’s a children’s book about—you guessed it—parasites! Why, you ask? Seriously, kids these days just seem too normal. With their green energy and their social awareness. Children need disturbing realities too and we figured why not illustrate that?
Fortunately for all the naive mini-adults out there, Caroline felt the same way!
How ar’ diz kidz nawt f*&ked up enuff?!
(hypothetical quote… in marginally offensive British cockney)
And so there it was, folks. The Parasite Parade was born. The audiobook and hardcover versions will be available soon through the Drabblecast Kickstarter!
Drabblecast Presents: The Parasite Parade
We dig into all the technical aspects like voice acting, sound editing and mixing, foley effects, music and more.
Preproduction? Reading? Acting? Yeah, it’s all here folks, all the blood sweat and tears that go into every production of the Drabblecast.
This Episode originally aired as part of our B-Sides paid premium content. You can subscribe for this content by signing up for our $10/month B-Sides membership!
Really, this episode speaks for itself, so enjoy:
Drabblecast Presents: Inside Drabblecast Audio
This (fake) album unites all faiths (fake or not) into one perfectly fine and marketable sales campaign!
Maybe we’re all just part of some weird baby mouse dream, or maybe Zeus is going to turn into a giant bull to have His way with us… maybe you worship the Thetins trapped inside. Or maybe you hail Bast, the ancient goddess of warfare.
Whatever faith you adhere to, whatever gods you bow down before, we’ve got your bases covered.
If you fancy these musical droplets of exultation, you can find a few more of Norm’s ditty’s here.
So please enjoy this special presentation, and of course, “praise be… (to whatever):”
Drabblecast Presents: Bases Covered
The Drabblecast had several editorial shifts over the years. We made friends. We won awards. And we were off to the races.
What kind of races?
I like to think they were wiener dog races (yes, that’s a thing). Tiny, beady-eyed wiener dogs racing on the backs of skeletal thoroughbreds around a sprawling abyss. But we digress.
That’s right we’re going back to our oh-so-humble beginnings. And they’re pretty humble. And humiliating. Ain’t that show business, folks?
~ “How the Government Saved Christmas”
~ Conclusion of the Mongolian Deathworm Saga
~ Cryptkeeper Norm segments
~ “Here Comes Phantom Claus”
~ “Twas the Night”
~ “The Thirteen” (Yule Lads)